NYA is back with a striking new sound on 'Shallow'

NYA is back with a striking new sound on 'Shallow'

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Last year, R&B/soul newcomer NYA caught our attention with her sultry and sophisticated 5-song debut EP Mania (not to mention her passionate performance at the AXS Patio Sessions). Now, following her performance opening for New Found Glory at the #ParklandStrong Benefit concert in Florida, NYA has released her latest single, “Shallow.”

Built around an acoustic guitar and upright bass, "Shallow" sounds markedly different than the synth-driven sound of Mania. Still, NYA's personal vocals and candid lyrics remain the centerpiece as she sings, "I like my love pretty and shallow/ I like your touch hectic and hollow."

“Often our own insecurities push us to look for fulfillment in others. But happiness really only comes from within; easier said than done I know. 'Shallow' is an exploration of when our natural desire for love and acceptance goes awry. It’s about the not so pretty parts of ourselves that make us human." - NYA

Stream "Shallow" below or on Apple Music, revisit her AXS Patio Sessions performance in the video above and check out her website for more music and upcoming tour dates.

Lyrics:
Let's speak meaningless words
Through hooded smiles
Let's give it a go
Pretend for awhile
Because who needs real life when we play pretend
ho needs love when it comes to an end

So I like my love pretty and shallow
I like your touch hectic and hollow
Just enough to move me, not enough to care

Don't feel no inclination to be honest with you
Don't have no hesitation doing what I do
I'd rather be with you than on my own

I like my love pretty and shallow
I like your touch hectic and hollow
Just enough to move me, not enough to care